Sergeant Sean Sebastian Rios

Sergeant Sean Sebastian Rios

Houston Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Monday, November 9, 2020

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Sean Sebastian Rios

Sergeant Sean Rios was shot and killed in the 7700 block of North Freeway at about 1:30 pm while en route to start his shift at George Bush Intercontinental Airport.

He encountered two vehicles and an armed man on the roadway and became engaged in a shootout with the subject. Sergeant Rios was fatally wounded in the shootout. The subjects in both vehicles fled the scene. The man suspected of shooting Sergeant Rios was arrested the following day. The second subject remains at large.

Sergeant Rios was a U.S Marine Corps veteran and had served with the Houston Police Department for 25 years. He was assigned to the Airport Division and is survived by four children, parents, brother, and two cousins who work also serve with the Houston Police Department.


  • Age 47
  • Tour 25 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Arrested

off duty

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Officer Rios was an outstanding individual. I talked with him many times at his duty station at the William P Hobby airport. His is a loss to the community.

Rick Sharpe
Supporters of Law and order

June 12, 2021

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